December 13, 2016 11:17 AM
The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating two rather horrific situations involving the Muscogee County School District. That’s enough for now, the GBI said following a request from Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit DA Julia Slater.
From The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
“The GBI has received a request letter from the DA’s office to investigate an incident involving [Bryant] Thomas,” Nelly Miles, director of the bureau’s Office of Public Affairs, wrote in an email to the Ledger-Enquirer. “Due to the active investigation being conducted by the Columbus Police Department, the GBI is not conducting a separate investigation at this time.”
Miles repeated that last line in regard to the bus crash: “Additionally, the GBI has received a request letter from the DA’s office to investigate an incident involving a school bus crash.” Police continue to investigate that, too, he wrote.
The incidents in question involve special education staffer Bryant Thomas allegedly body slamming a seventh-grader in his charge which led to the student’s leg being amputated and a school bus crash that left one person dead.